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Doctors Fined for Implanting Fecal Bacteria into Patients’ Brains

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A hospital was fined after a pair of neurosurgeons implanted fecal bacteria into the brains of patients during operations without proper authorization. A few things jump out at us here. 1) They did WHAT!?! 2) There’s proper authorization for putting poop in people’s brains!?! 3) Ewwwwwww.

The doctors work at the University of California Davis Medical Center and were implanting the fecal bacteria to encourage an infection that would attack brain tumors in patients suffering from end stage glioblastoma multiforme. This procedure had never been attempted on humans before, and the doctors failed to properly clear their Maverick and Goose medical strategies with hospital administrators and whoever else can approve something like this.
 
 

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